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New York becomes last state to remove ban on pro MMA fights

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 23:18

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York has ended its ban on professional mixed martial arts as Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a law to regulate the fights. Cuomo said Thursday at a signing ceremony at Madison Square Garden that the fights will boost the economy. New York was the last state to prohibit the bouts. The […]

New York becomes last state to remove ban on pro MMA fights

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 23:18

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York has ended its ban on professional mixed martial arts as Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a law to regulate the fights. Cuomo said Thursday at a signing ceremony at Madison Square Garden that the fights will boost the economy. New York was the last state to prohibit the bouts. The […]

DC officers won’t be charged in fatal 2014 shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 23:15

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors say no charges will be filed against District of Columbia police officers in the fatal shooting of a robbery suspect in 2014. The U.S. attorney’s office said in a news release Thursday that Gregory Gray pointed a handgun at four police officers before they fatally shot him in a southeast […]

DC officers won’t be charged in fatal 2014 shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 23:15

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors say no charges will be filed against District of Columbia police officers in the fatal shooting of a robbery suspect in 2014. The U.S. attorney’s office said in a news release Thursday that Gregory Gray pointed a handgun at four police officers before they fatally shot him in a southeast […]

North Carolina mom afraid when told to cover breastfeeding

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 23:13

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman says she was “terrified” when a judge told her to cover her breastfeeding or leave his courtroom. Twenty-five-year-old Stephanie Rhodus of Forest City said she was trying to breastfeed her 8-month-old son, Archer, Monday during a child custody case involving another child when the judge gave the […]

North Carolina mom afraid when told to cover breastfeeding

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 23:13

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman says she was “terrified” when a judge told her to cover her breastfeeding or leave his courtroom. Twenty-five-year-old Stephanie Rhodus of Forest City said she was trying to breastfeed her 8-month-old son, Archer, Monday during a child custody case involving another child when the judge gave the […]

How pot helps ‘Real Time’ host Bill Maher hit the high notes

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 23:13

NEW YORK (AP) — While a lung-full of marijuana can reduce some potheads to a puddle of silliness and sloth — you know who you are — the fact remains: Pot can serve a host of creative uses. Case in point: TV host Bill Maher. Since premiering 13 years ago with “Real Time,” which HBO […]

How pot helps ‘Real Time’ host Bill Maher hit the high notes

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 23:13

NEW YORK (AP) — While a lung-full of marijuana can reduce some potheads to a puddle of silliness and sloth — you know who you are — the fact remains: Pot can serve a host of creative uses. Case in point: TV host Bill Maher. Since premiering 13 years ago with “Real Time,” which HBO […]

Official: FBI reviewing SC couple’s cavity search case

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 23:13

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal authorities are reviewing the case of a black South Carolina couple who say they were subjected to an illegal cavity search. A law enforcement official with knowledge of the inquiry says Thursday the FBI is among several agencies reviewing the case of Lakeya Hicks and Elijah Pontoon. The official spoke […]

Official: FBI reviewing SC couple’s cavity search case

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 23:13

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal authorities are reviewing the case of a black South Carolina couple who say they were subjected to an illegal cavity search. A law enforcement official with knowledge of the inquiry says Thursday the FBI is among several agencies reviewing the case of Lakeya Hicks and Elijah Pontoon. The official spoke […]

Nadal and Murray reach quarterfinals at Monte Carlo Masters

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 23:13

MONACO (AP) — Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal saved 15 of 17 break points, and Andy Murray rallied from a set and 3-0 down Thursday as both advanced to the quarterfinals at the Monte Carlo Masters. The fifth-seeded Nadal scampered around the clay to retrieve booming forehands before beating Dominic Thiem 7-5, 6-3. Murray came back […]

Nadal and Murray reach quarterfinals at Monte Carlo Masters

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 23:13

MONACO (AP) — Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal saved 15 of 17 break points, and Andy Murray rallied from a set and 3-0 down Thursday as both advanced to the quarterfinals at the Monte Carlo Masters. The fifth-seeded Nadal scampered around the clay to retrieve booming forehands before beating Dominic Thiem 7-5, 6-3. Murray came back […]

Florida man arrested after teen prank goes awry

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 23:08

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man faces aggravated assault charges after an apparent prank involving four teenage boys went awry. The Palm Beach Post (http://pbpo.st/1XxvsBZ ) reports 26-year-old Ignacio J. Garcia called Jupiter police Sunday after the teens tossed an egg into his pickup truck. A police report states Garcia then followed the teens […]

Florida man arrested after teen prank goes awry

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 23:08

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man faces aggravated assault charges after an apparent prank involving four teenage boys went awry. The Palm Beach Post (http://pbpo.st/1XxvsBZ ) reports 26-year-old Ignacio J. Garcia called Jupiter police Sunday after the teens tossed an egg into his pickup truck. A police report states Garcia then followed the teens […]

Poland’s church, government mark Christianity anniversary

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 22:58

GNIEZNO, Poland (AP) — Poland’s bishops on Thursday opened religious and political celebrations that mark 1,050 years of Christianity in Poland with a debate on its significance for the nation. The church and the conservative government jointly organized the three-day ceremonies that opened Thursday in the western town of Gniezno, considered to be the cradle […]

Poland’s church, government mark Christianity anniversary

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 22:58

GNIEZNO, Poland (AP) — Poland’s bishops on Thursday opened religious and political celebrations that mark 1,050 years of Christianity in Poland with a debate on its significance for the nation. The church and the conservative government jointly organized the three-day ceremonies that opened Thursday in the western town of Gniezno, considered to be the cradle […]

Deako raises $3.3 million to bring smart light switches to new Seattle homes

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 22:51

Imagine shutting off all the lights in your house with a simple tap on one light switch as you walk out the front door. Seattle startup Deako wants to bring smart light switches to new houses across Seattle, regardless of the price of the home. The company raised a $1.8 million funding round from Seattle […]

Deako raises $3.3 million to bring smart light switches to new Seattle homes

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 22:51

Imagine shutting off all the lights in your house with a simple tap on one light switch as you walk out the front door. Seattle startup Deako wants to bring smart light switches to new houses across Seattle, regardless of the price of the home. The company raised a $1.8 million funding round from Seattle […]

Lady Antebellum to sing national anthem at Kentucky Derby

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 22:49

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Churchill Downs says the country trio Lady Antebellum will sing the national anthem at the 142nd Kentucky Derby. The performance will be broadcast live from the Kentucky Derby Winner’s Circle at the Louisville, Kentucky, racetrack right before the historic race May 7. The performance will kick off a summer tour for […]

Lady Antebellum to sing national anthem at Kentucky Derby

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 22:49

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Churchill Downs says the country trio Lady Antebellum will sing the national anthem at the 142nd Kentucky Derby. The performance will be broadcast live from the Kentucky Derby Winner’s Circle at the Louisville, Kentucky, racetrack right before the historic race May 7. The performance will kick off a summer tour for […]